I'm in Cleveland, Ohio, and the weather here is so weird- one day it's hot AF and I'm sweating from underneath my wig and the very next day (or even later that night) I'm cold as hell, layering hoodies and lightweight jackets and protecting my knees from overexposure to the wind. Not to mention the rain!
It comes and goes like a mood swing when I'm on my cycle and makes it harder to get dressed when it's time to look cute but remain dry, so I went ahead and created a roundup of weather appropriate rain gear that can get you through this part of the season with style...
I have to protect my lace front wigs from getting wet and on the days when I don't feel like carrying an umbrella, best believe I'll pull out my bucket hat! I have a really cool metallic purple one that I got from some random store and I have had it for years. Not only does it keep my hair dry, but when I am wearing my glasses it also prevents them from getting wet- which is super annoying too. If you have natural hair, wear a scarf or a bonnet underneath so your hair won't rub and break off due to the friction from the fabric.
Now I know when people talk about rain jackets, the go to style is usually a trench coat, which is fine depending on the material of it. But since I don't own a water proof one, I actually prefer to wear my trench when it's not raining so I won't get soaked! That's why I suggest a hooded windbreaker or an anorak because you can throw it on with whatever and instantly look fresh and modern (not to mention dry AF). They have been updated and now come in really cool colors, prints and finishes (like metallic)!
These are not the rain boots from your childhood! Polka dots, stripes and hearts are fine and playful, but sometimes you want a little bit more sophistication and there is nothing wrong with that... Today's rain boots come in a a variety of styles (cropped, wedge, kitten heel, metallic, patent leather, printed) and can be used to chic'en up almost any outfit. I would definitely wear the bright yellow kitten heel version with a denim top and a pair of cropped skinny jeans rolled at the ankle!
Raise your hand if you started singing the chorus to Rihanna's 2007 hit song "Umbrella"- I know I did haha! However, I am VERY particular about my umbrellas, because I have fought too many times against disrespectful wind and trashed one too many after them being turned completely inside out while leaving me drenched in rain. I need something sturdy enough to hold up against the aggressive wind downtown and something that can fit ALL of me up in it. So I like the clear bubble ones that you can almost get inside of and still be able to see where you are going.
How will you stay cute and dry this season? Do you already own any of these items and is there one or two that you would never wear? Let me know in the comments!
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